QUALIFICATION

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations)


National Code: CPC40920
TAFE SA Code: TP01362


Description

Have you completed your Certificate lll in Plumbing and are now ready to develop your competencies and knowledge with specialist technical skills training?

This nationally recognised qualification reflects the role of an experienced plumbing service operator with advanced technical skills who want to upskill to advance their career.

You will be qualified to design and size drainage and sanitary plumbing systems, gas installations, disposal systems, water services and commission and maintain backflow prevention devices.
In addition, you will learn to identify hazards and risks, read and interpret plans and specifications, implement risk management and control, as well as estimate and cost plumbing and gas projects.

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24 months 

Part Time

Plumber

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Study Load
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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate III in Plumbing
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

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Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need to purchase and wear your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety boots, safety glasses and appropriate workwear (eg long pants, long sleeve hi-vis shirt) (approx. $100 - $200)

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$1,006
$4,024
Concession
$710
$2,840
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$3,866
$15,464
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This course provides an outcome for specialist plumbing services tradespeople and operators seeking to add to their technical skills.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) (CPC40920)
    This course covers identifying hazards and risks, interpreting plans and specifications, risk management and estimating/costing work. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 5 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry 15
    Carry out work-based risk control processes 24
    Design and size consumer gas installations 60
    Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems 80
    Design and size sanitary drainage systems 40
    Design and size sanitary plumbing systems 50
    Design and size stormwater drainage systems 45
    Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures 60
    Estimate and cost work 40
    Read and interpret plans and specifications 30

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices 20
    Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems 35
    Design and size roof drainage systems 60
    Plan finances for new business ventures 50
    Service Type A gas appliances 180
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